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Ulysse Nardin Erupts with Skeleton X Magma

The Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton X just got hotter. The lightweight, open-worked Executive Skeleton X Carbon watch, which we considered one of the more interesting debuts seen during the SIHH this past January, is now available with a red dressing that is meant to recall the hot red lava, or magma, flowing from an erupting volcano.

The watch, dubbed Executive Skeleton X Magma, retains the original model’s open-worked manual wind Caliber UN-371 movement, but surrounds the mechanism with a distinctive black and red case created when Ulysse Nardin mixes red marbled epoxy resin with black carbon fiber.

The movement’s X-shaped design, which gives the watch its name, is accentuated by four now-red indexes that create the X, anchored by Roman numerals on each side. The red numerals mark the three o’clock and nine o’clock positions while the index and hands are all set with matching red SuperLuminova. All this heat frames the movement, which boasts four days of power reserve and a silicon balance wheel and gear train.

Price: $25,000.

Specifications: Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton X Magma

Reference: 3713-260/MAGMA

Movement: Manual-wind UN-371, manufacture skeletonizes, with 3 Hz silicium balance wheel (extra-wide) with nickel flyweights. Power reserve is 96 hours.

Case: 43mm carbon ‘magma’ made from red epoxy resin

Strap: Black leather strap with black stitching

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